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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore
Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture
Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.
Election 2023 – Clarence: Nicki Levi
As a former teacher and Education and Training coordinator Independent Nicola Levi believes that Independent representation for the seat is essential to get the best outcomes for Clarence's constituents considering the corrupt history of the Liberal, National, and Labor parties in NSW.
Ballina independent booed over domestic violence survivor-blaming
The independent candidate for the seat of Ballina has attracted condemnation for comments he made over domestic violence at a public forum last week.
Mediation fails over large Suffolk Park DA
The battle over a controversial mixed-used development proposed for the main street of Suffolk Park looks set to go to a full hearing in the Land and Environment Court with Byron Shire Council, after the court-ordered conciliation process failed.
Uki Refugee Project and Mt St Pat’s join forces for refugees
The Mount Saint Patrick College in Murwillumbah held an assembly of 850 students, teaching staff and members of the Uki Refugee Project to officially open their new sports house called Romero House – in honour of Saint Romero.
Main Arm road works update
Further to last week’s Echo newspaper story Main Arm Road repairs grant unsuccessful, Council’s General Manager, Mark Arnold, told...
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Tweed rail trail now open
The Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail opened this morning making 24km of the former rail line open to the public.
Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?
People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.
Business opportunities on the Tweed rail trail as trail set to open in March
The Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is set to open in March this year and the Tweed Council is nowlooking for ideas around the development of businesses and initiatives that can be developed alongside the rail trail.
Tweed Rail Trail on track to open early 2023
For those who are keen to access the Tweed section of the rail trail the reality is in sight. Tweed Shire Council has announced that it will be open to the public early, subject to weather.
Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded
The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...
Northern Rivers Rail Trail will be amazing
Paul Heymans, president, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association. A couple of years ago I had occasion to visit the Northern Rivers region and crossed...
Tweed rail trail to be completed by 2020
Tweed Shire Council is optimistic its planned rail trail can be completed by September 2020, following a successful start to the tender process last week.
First stage of Tweed rail trail on track
Tweed Shire Council is moving ahead with its contentious rail trail project, with the announcement that it has advertised for Expressions of Interest from prospective tenderers to design and construct the first stage.
Tweed Council gives rail trail go-ahead despite some concerns
At its meeting last week, Tweed Shire Council resolved to accept the offer of $6.5 million in federal grant funding to construct the 24-kilometre long Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the rail trail project.
Greens ‘disappointed’ over rail trail decision
The NSW Greens have expressed disappointment that the federal government has approved funding for a rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, ‘making way for the removal of vital train infrastructure’.
NSW state election
Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?
It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.
NSW state election
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
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Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Rosebank’s Rainbow Temple referred to the Land & Environment Court
Lismore City Council say they have referred the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank to the Land & Environment Court after the owner repeatedly declined to submit a Development Application and associated documentation for the development.
Solé’s on a mission to help local dingoes
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A local advocate wants to tear down the myths about dingoes, and stop their treatment as wild dogs, which she says they are not.